Bayern Munich is on fire for its latest nugget Aleksandar Pavlović


By: Manu Tournoux

Experiencing a trough in terms of training, Bayern Munich is getting better and better at revealing young talents. The biggest representative of the Bavarians is obviously Jamal Musiala but Malik Tilmann (PSV Eindhoven) and Josip Stanisic (Bayer Leverkusen) demonstrate progress in this area for the German team. Another player is emerging this season, Aleksandar Pavlović. A 19-year-old German-Serbian midfielder, this large frame (1m88) has slowly found a place in Thomas Tuchel’s plans. A pure product of the Bavarian club which he joined in 2011 when he was 7 years old, Aleksandar Pavlović has so far gone through the stages at a brisk pace.

Launched into the deep end on October 28 against Darmstadt during a large 8-0 victory, he stood out for his freshness and was rewarded a few days later with the signing of his very first professional contract linking him with the Rekordmeister until June 2027. “I’ve dreamed of it since I was little. I thank everyone who supported me at the FC Bayern campus. I want to learn in every training session and I will continue to work hard on myself” he said while club CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen set him up as an example for the young people in the reserve: “his journey should serve as an example to our young players and show them that it is possible to reach the top through the training center.” A convincing start to his career for Aleksandar Pavlović who did not fail to confirm his great promises.

Harry Kane under the spell

Entering at the end of the match against Borussia Dortmund, he showed incredible determination to recover a ball in the opposing camp, resist and serve on a Harry Kane plate for the 4-0. A first offering for the defensive midfielder who has since made two other appearances against Heidenheim (4-2) and Copenhagen (0-0). This Sunday during the 3-0 victory against Stuttgart, he took advantage of the absences of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich to start the game. Alongside Raphaël Guerreiro, the Munich native performed. Provoking Harry Kane’s second goal, he also delivered an offering from a corner for Kim Min-Jae to increase the score. Valuable for recovery and suitable for construction, he delivered a dream first tenure with the German club.

“I have pretty good technique, so the coaches probably thought that would be helpful. I got a few pats on the back in the locker room from everyone, actually. Thomas (Müller editor’s note) encouraged me and told me to play my game. He’s a great guy, a Bayern legend. he said at the end of the meeting. For his part, Harry Kane is excited for Aleksandar Pavlović: “he has a bright future, he was exceptional.” On the other hand, Thomas Tuchel is demanding and expects more from him in the future: “It took him a while to get his bearings. He played more physically in the second half. In reality, he only had short missions. The whole team did an excellent job against a great opponent.” Taking his place in the Bavarian midfield, Aleksandar Pavlović has not finished making people talk about him.

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